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Love Your Heart! February is American Heart Month

Love Your Heart! February is American Heart Month

Love Your Heart! February is American Heart Month

Jaime Feller, Client Relationship Manager

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In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death, resulting in 1 of every 4 deaths.1 The bad news is that the disease continues to kill more than 600,000 people annually in this country.1 The good news is that there are steps you can take to prevent this deadly disease. Taking the necessary steps now to educate yourself and implement new habits could potentially save your life. You are never too young, or too old, to create new, healthy habits.

 

Below are some easy steps that you can take to become more heart healthy at any age.2

 

Heart Chart

 

 

February 1 marks the beginning of American Heart Month,3 and the American Heart Association encourages Americans to educate themselves and to take action on leading healthy, active lives.4 Making your heart health a priority is critical. Encourage your family and friends to do the same.

 

Talk to your healthcare providers about working together to create a plan of action for your current age range to ensure you are taking the best possible care of yourself. Just a few small changes can make a world of difference.

 

Wear red on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 5, 2016, to show your support for saving lives and bring attention to heart health.5

 

Exercise Benefits

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References

  1. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Heart Disease Fact Sheet. November 30, 2015. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_heart_disease.htm. Accessed January 29, 2016.
  2. American Heart Association. How to Help Prevent Heart Disease – At Any Age. January 19, 2016. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/How-to-Help-Prevent-Heart-Disease—At-Any-Age_UCM_442925_Article.jsp#.VqvN8Ekm7OY. Accessed January 29, 2016.
  3. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. US Department of Health and Human Services. February National Health Observances. February 2016. Available at: http://healthfinder.gov/nho/PDFs/FebruaryNHOtoolkit.pdf. Accessed January 29, 2016.
  4. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/Healthy-Living_UCM_001078_SubHomePage.jsp
  5. American Heart Association. National Wear Red Day. February 5, 2016. Available at: https://www.goredforwomen.org/wear-red-day/. Accessed January 29, 2016.